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Carpinteria : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Langhorne Group answered:
It's difficult to give you an accurate price without seeing the interior of your home. Based on the properties that have sold in your area i would say there is a good probability that your home would be worth somewhere between $725K and $800K. If you would like me to come by and take a look at your property I would be happy to do so and give you a more accurate value.

Inventory in Carpinteria is at an all time low and there is great demand which is driving prices up and causing homes that are listed to go into escrow very quickly often selling for higher than list price! It's an interesting market we are in!

Are you interested in selling your home? You can contact me at 805 689 5759 or email me at for a home market evaluation.

Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from you!
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Sun Feb 10, 2013
John Arendsen answered:
You really should start with the park manager of the park/communities you are interested in. You will have to fill out an application and be approved by them before you even make an offer on a manufactured home in a rent/lease park/community.

Be wary of any manufactured home built before June 15, 1976 as they are "PRE HUD" homes and will be very difficult if not impossible to finance. Additionally many if not most PRE HUD homes were built using caustic and carcinogenic chemicals i.e. formaldehyde and asbestos.

But before you purchase any manufactured home you should have the home inspected by an experienced manufactured home inspector and not just any home inspector.Make sure the home is level and that the pier and pad assemblies are in good shape.

Be sure the vapor barrier and insulation are in tact and not ripped, torn or lying on the ground. Have the inspector look for drainage issues i.e. standing water, soil erosion, expansive (clay soil), rusted and deteriorating piers and dry rotted or decomposing wood pads supporting the piers.

Most importantly make sure the home has an approved set of Earthquake Resistant Bracing (ERBS) installed under it as much of California is in a Zone 4 seismic area:


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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Rich Homer answered:
Best next action is to ask a local Real Estate Broker by clicking "Find a Pro" in the main menu at the top of this website.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
We need an address or a link to the property to answer the question.
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Tony Suleiman answered:
Dear Rambo,
Price are going down unless you have a view.
If you want an evaluation just give us a call at 805-879-8078
Thank you
Tony Suleiman
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Wed May 8, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
Consult with an attorney specializing in real estate for all related paperwork.
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Wed Apr 29, 2009
iNSITES Team answered:
Hi Robyn-

According to the MLS, that property is currently in escrow. An offer was accepted two weeks after placing it on the market for $699,900 (which is very quick in today's market) so chances are it's very close to or above that number. Since this is bank-owned additional concessions are unlikely.

Since a property is "worth what someone will pay for it" at a given time, I'd expect that number will be within 5% of $700,000,

Best regards,

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Sun Apr 19, 2009
Kevin Schmidtchen answered:

This home is in escrow and is pending. It is a bank owned home so it is hard to say where they are at with price and the escrow. It has not closed sale. Please let me know if I can be of further help.

Kevin Schmidtchen
Sotheby's Int'l Realty
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Sat Apr 11, 2009
Robyn Pursell asked:
Wed Feb 4, 2009
Daniel Zia and The Zia Group answered:
Hi Carey,

Good question. A good rule of thumb to calculate property taxes in the Santa Barbara area is to take the sales price and multiple it by 1.125%. That will give you an estimate on your yearly property tax figure, then you can divide by 12 to see what that looks like per month. So factoring a $1 million sales price, your property taxes would be around $11,250 per year or $937.50/month if you wanted to look at how it will affect your monthly payments.

The property tax figure is not listed on a property sheet, because the sales price is as of yet, unknown. The current owner pays property taxes based on what he or she purchased it for, and if they have owned it a long time, they may be paying taxes based on a $200-300k purchase price instead of a $1 million purchase price.

I hope that helps Carey. If you need additional assistance with your property search, or I can answer any other questions for you, please don't hesitate to contact me at or on my cell phone: 805-637-7148. Good luck with your search!
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